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The challenge is not quite over! . . . see this post . . . I've got to put together a post about my A to Z experience. I also hope to add a list of quick links so you don't have to go through my archive (unless you want to).

The page of links is still live! Please take some time to visit, click here. Last time I looked there were still over 1,500 blogs listed.

My reflection post is here

Thursday, October 1, 2015

RC: A-Z Locations

A-Z Locations
Oct 1, 2015 to Sep 30, 2016

Wacky Reading Challenges Group at GoodReads

for more information or to sign up, click here
(you'll need to be a GR member, the group is for 18+)

Guidelines: Book must be at least 125 pages, any format, any genre, re-reads acceptable, so are library books.

This A-Z challenge will focus on locations. For each letter A-Z, read a book set in a location that starts with the corresponding letter. You may use city, town, state, country, off planet, etc. These locations can be real or fictional - doesn't matter.

For the hard letters Q, X, Y and Z, you are welcome to use a location that contains the letter - it does not have to be the first letter.
~  Books Read ~
C. . . . possibility: Foul Play at the Fair by Shelley Freydont (Celebration Bay, New York)
L. . . . possibility: Shadow and Silk by Elizabeth Lowell (Lhasa)

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RC: Nooks and Crannies!

Nooks and Crannies
Oct 1, 2015 to Sep 30, 2016

Wacky Reading Challenges Group at GoodReads
Odd Challenges

for more information or to sign up, click here
(you'll need to be a GR member, the group is for 18+)

Guidelines: Read the PHYSICAL books that have been hiding in your nooks and crannies ;-) Book must be at least 125 pages, print format, any genre, re-read acceptable. No library books. No mention of how long you've owned the book.

There are two options for picking which books you read. Use the Random Letter Generator to determine what book you will be reading next. Read a book that starts with the letter generated or a book where one of the author's initials matches the letter. It must be a "real" book you own. OR read any book you want as long as you physically own it.

There are also four levels:  6, 12, 18, or 24 books.

I'm going for option 2: level 4-24 books AND option 1: level 2-12 books.

~ Books Read: option 1, level 2 ~
1. Y -
2. P -
3. G -
4. T -
5. G -
6. M - . . . . possibility: Marry Me at Christmas
7. A - . . . . possibility: The Art of Sinning
8. Y -
9. C -
10. O -
11. C - . . . . possibility: Cover Your Eyes by Mary Burton
12. N -

~ Books Read: option 2, level 4 ~
1. . . . . possibility: Revenge of the Chili Queens

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Happy Monday

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.  ;-)

Don't forget to link up your list

~ here are the newest review books in my house ~
This is a good thing but I've got one on the way!

~ here are the newest books in my house ~
You Need More Sleep by Francesco Marciuliano
Humor, Sep 2015, hardcover (small gift size)

Our feline friends have spent eons observing, napping, pondering, napping, and taking notes about the human condition. In between naps, they've realized that we humans could use some catlike guidance when it comes to handling the ups and downs of life. In this book they've condescended to share their invaluable wisdom in short advice columns such as "Always Stay at Least 30 Feet from a Loved One" and "Never Let Anyone Dress You." Whether it's coping with romance, surviving a social gathering, or clawing your way to the top of the corporate ladder only to realize you can't get down, the cats in this book will have you relaxed and ready to take on the world! Just after one more nap.

Studs and Stilettos by Bev Pettersen
Romantic Suspense, Nov 2014, ebook

Emily Murphy isn’t afraid to swap her fancy wardrobe for a borrowed pair of barn boots. Working on the set of a Kentucky movie might be just the ticket to landing a real acting job and proving to her sister she can accomplish something worthwhile.

Dan Barrett knows a lot about hard work and even more about horses. And while he’s drawn by Emily’s beauty and pluck, he wants a stay-at-home ranch girl. But fighting their attraction is difficult, and soon they both realize that what they thought they wanted isn’t what they really need.

Unfortunately, Dan isn’t the only person watching Emily. And the other one is a ruthless killer determined to keep an old secret buried.

Organized for Murder by Ritter Ames
Organized Mysteries, Feb 2014, ebook

Kate thought she and her family were making a fresh start in her husband's hometown, but she quickly learns that small towns can hold big secrets.

When her first client is poisoned just after Kate leaves her mansion, she knows she's gotten off to a bad start. But things only get worse when the police find Kate's fingerprints on the murder weapon, suddenly putting her in the position of suspect number one. The stopwatch is ticking for Kate to prove she had nothing to do with the murder, and the odds are further stacked against her when items stolen from the Nethercutt mansion start showing up in the McKenzie home. Now, Kate must trust her methodical skills and expert eye to sort out who is trying to frame her and to find the real killer before she's organized right into a jail cell.

The Brande Legacy, by Alicia Hope
The Brande Legacy, Mar 2013, ebook  

While holidaying at Lorienne castle, Claire-Rose Brande becomes embroiled in an age-old mystery that touches her life, and her heart, in more ways than one.... Does she dare expose what lurks in the shadows? Can she really put an end to an age-old wickedness? And what does a holiday flirtation hold in store for Byron McAlister, handsome co-owner of the castle?

Mysteries swirl wraith-like within the castle’s walls, chilling all they touch. Are they imprisoned beneath the stone battlements forever, or will love triumph over the darkness, the deceit ... and the bitterness?

Island Getaway by Jenna Bennett
An Art Crime Team Romance, Oct 2012, ebook

When Annika Holst's father dies, it's up to the young librarian to carry out his last will: to take his ashes back to his hometown, medieval Visby on the Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea.

But no sooner does the plane touch down in Stockholm, than the bag with the cremains goes missing. A young American named Nick Costa comes to Annika's aid... but can she trust the handsome stranger? And what of Curt Gardiner, another young man from “back home,” also visiting his mother’s native Sweden?

To catch a murderer, recover her father’s ashes, and find a missing Viking treasure, Annika has to put her trust in one of them. But the wrong choice could mean not only the loss of her heart... but of her life as well.
Previously published as Act of Redemption.


I haven't received any review books, won any contests or received any books as a gift. I have added several free ones that don't make this list, I've pinned them here.

What are you Reading?

A weekly Monday meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Post what you read last week and what you're planning to read this week then link to Shelia's post. Then visit others and be prepared to add to your TBR pile!

Sheriff Found by Joyee Flynn
To Catch His Mate by J. D. Walker
{finally finished my online serial - 211 chapters and the story isn't over yet!}
Fire and Fang by Eden Cole
Riding the Rainbow by Kiernan Kelly
Interview by K. Matthew
Broken Circle by Victoria Sue
Eternal Circle by Victoria Sue

Happy Reading!

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